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Questions tagged [personal-name]

On the use of an individual's name in academia, including but not necessarily limited to publishing. Do not use this tag for questions related to academic vocabulary and phrases; use 'terminology' instead.

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Should I use a pen name or pseudonym on my papers as a form of semi-anonymity?

This question is very nearly a duplicate to "Taking an academic pseudonym?", however, my name is already sufficiently unique, and I am wondering if it makes sense to use a pseudonym even if I don't ...
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Should my PhD thesis be submitted under my legal name?

I married during my PhD and changed my legal surname however (for many reasons) I will continue to publish under my maiden name. My (UK) university says that a thesis has to be submitted under the ...
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Taking an academic pseudonym?

I am a senior undergraduate about to publish my first academic paper, and have been thinking about taking an academic pseudonym to make myself easier to identify. My full name is shared by at least ...
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Using initials to promote gender neutrality when publishing as a female?

As I work my way through my academic career (second-year PhD student), I am confronted with many stats and instances of gender bias in the publishing process (see references below). Of course for ...
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Telling where I am originally from at the first lecture?

I am going to start teaching next year in a university in the UK. One common question I get with students in one-to-one conversations is about my origin. I certainly have an accent, and they are ...
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Googling my name reveals silly things from when I was younger. I am embarassed. How will this affect me in my future academic career?

I am a masters student at one of the top two universities in the UK and will be applying for PhD positions soon. When I google my (unique) name, the first few results are what you'd expect, my ...
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Name of a fictional scientist with fictional publications invented and ‘working’ at an existing British university

At some British university a fictional professor was invented in the 20th century. He also had is own office and his own (fictional) field of research, in which he published about three papers (in a ...
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Should I use my official legal name or the one I'm known by on my Master's dissertation?

My official, legal name is A, but I'm know by most people as B. B relates to A as Bob to Robert, however this connection is only obvious in my country of origin where I am no longer based. I am known ...
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Proving authorship when name in publications does not match name in passport [duplicate]

My full name on passport is Omar Husham Ahmed Al-Attraqchi (first three names + surname). In my publication, I only used the first and the surname (i.e. Omar Al-Attraqchi). Is it going to be a problem ...
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Dr. ‹First Name›: a good nickname or a “professional cancer”?

Is the informal Dr. ‹first name› something a starting academic should avoid? As my father was Dr. ‹my last name›, I have, since receiving my PhD, cultivated Dr. ‹my first name›. A senior colleague ...
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I publish under a single name, Google scholar does not index my name. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As google scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data being available at google ...
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Is it okay to omit (one or multiple) middle names in a bibliography?

Assuming that the cited work will not be less identifiable: When including a paper in the body and bibliography of one’s work, is it okay to omit the author’s middle name(s) and just give the first ...
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How problematic is going by a preferred name while publishing with my full name?

I grew up with a nickname, and I prefer to be called as that. It is quite different from my first name. When I introduce myself I usually just use the nickname. I plan to use my full name in ...
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What name should I give to be acknowledged in a paper?

I am a first year PhD student and I was recently working on reproducing some results from a paper which is still being reviewed. In the process I noted a number of issues with the paper which should ...
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Some authors can use variants of their last names in two different publications. How does one write their last name when citing both inline?

When citing two articles from the same author using different initials, one should cite each article with the relevant initials, even if they are different. This is answered here. But what about ...
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How to be properly cited with a two-word last name

I have a two-word last name which gives as full name something like "Mike Adam Pince" (just an example) with "Mike" the first name and "Adam Pince" the last name (no middle name). I have published ...
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Is it OK to use a first name as an initial and write in full in the biography of a paper

I would like to write my initial first name in the title of my paper and i.e with this format "Initial (for first name) Middlename Surname". Is it appropriate to write the full first name in the ...
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Removing first name on request by supervisor: how to avoid complications in the future

Say I have three names viz... Firstname Middlename Surname. My first name is quite long. My supervisor is requesting that I only use my Middle and Surnames. This occured with my first manuscript with ...
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What are the first names of S. F. Buck? [closed]

What are the first names of S. F. Buck? He/She has several publications 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. I tried to find the author on the pages listed and also in articles citing him/her, but in vain. General ...
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Is it accepted to refer to your own published result by your own name?

Assume that Jane Doe has published a paper in 2010 where she has developed a model or a theorem or a similar result, let’s say, that it relates to growth. Now assume that Jane Doe is writing another ...
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How to fill application form with no last name? [closed]

I'm trying to fill application forms for colleges in the USA. The last name field is mandatory. My last name field in my passport is empty and all these websites say fill according to passport, but as ...
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Long hyphenated surname – what to do when I begin publishing?

I have a hyphenated surname, namely Kinara-Williams. I intend to be published in the future when I graduate and during/after my PhD. But Kinara-Williams seems like a mouthful to cite. After reading ...
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When is it expected to write someone's name correctly?

It is generally expected that European names be spelled correctly in academic correspondence and citations. This is expected, even when they use symbols not in the English language, when publishing in ...
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How should I write or abbreviate my Indian name in academic papers?

I am Sulthan from India. In India, we use the first letter of our father's first name as our initial. So in my school records my name is "A.Sulthan". On official documents, such as PAN, licence, voter ...
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How to deal with abusive professor?

I am a fresh medical graduate. I worked with a professor who harassed me sexually. Unfortunately, I was afraid to talk and also a little bit confused because I was an international visiting student at ...
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will having a different academic name than official name hurt?

My academic name school+B.Sc. is Rajesh without a surname, and in passport and all other docs it is Rajesh Lobhani that has the surname. I live in India and wish to work and do phd in Australia. ...
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My name on transcript has no surname. Should I list it as a “former name” when applying for universities in U.S.A. and Canada?

I'm in the process of applying to graduate schools in U.S.A. and Canada as an international student and run into this issue: The name displayed on my passport and national ID consists of first name, ...
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Using my ethnically misleading name in a field where it's relevant

I'm a white person researching Asian history. Let's say I'm married and have taken my husband's name, which is unambiguously Asian (I'll use "Leung" for the examples). I'm unsure whether I should use ...
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Can you start using your married name on publications prior to getting married, but when the marriage is soon?

Next year I am getting married and plan on changing my surname. Now I am starting to think about publishing my research can I publish under my future married name or shall I keep my maiden name for a ...
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Can my surname under which I publish differ from the one on my passport? [duplicate]

Can my surname under which I publish differ from the one on my passport? I was thinking of publishing under "Miller-Hendrix" instead of just "Miller".
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Citing two authors with the same surname – is it worth noting that they are distinct people?

In the paper I am currently writing I cite works by Bill Smith and Fred Smith. I refer to them both several times, as several of Bill Smith’s papers provide the basis for some of the techniques I am ...
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Using one's middle name in place of their first name in academia

Why do some people use middle name for their first name like attorneys? And is this ok in the academic venue?
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Abbreviating the middle-name in the future publications

I have seen some of the previous Q and A regarding this matter (i.e. here, here and here). However, none came close to my specific question that I am asking bellow. I would like to publish under my ...
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Co-authors with the same initial and surname

I am submitting a paper with my brother as a co-author. We share the same initials and surname, and neither of us has a middle name. How should we deal with being required to use the format Initial. ...
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Whether to seek correction after my paper is published when the order of my first, middle, and last names is incorrect?

My article has just been published in a reputable journal. I discovered that my name is in Last, Middle, First order e.g Bagud, F.M instead of Bagud, M.F which doesn't go with APA style. Do I need to ...
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Is it a good idea to omit part of a multiple surname for publications?

I'm about to publish my first article and from what I've been reading, everyone suggests that you should be consistent with the name you choose. My first name is "Sobhan" and my last name is "Omranian ...
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What's the proper order for multiple educational degrees/certificates?

Assuming someone has a PhD, MD, CISSP, CPA, CFA, MS, etc. etc. What's the proper way to order them after their name and is the comma needed after the last name? (i.e. Jane Smith, PhD, MD, etc. or John ...
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Should I write my name with accents in my article? [duplicate]

My first name is pretty common, but in Spanish it is accentuated. I've seen people keeping their names accented and people who don't. I wonder if there's a formal recommendation on this matter.
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Is it acceptable to cite people without putting the appropriate diacritics in their names?

I've begun preparing my thesis and several key papers in my field are written by people with foreign accents in their names. While I have found a way to include this in my thesis with BibTeX. However ...
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How can I prove my publication list is mine?

In some of the questions regarding author name, it is mentioned that people can use whatever they like, however, they must be consistent across their publications. When it comes to being hired by a ...
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Is it possible to be known in academia by a different name? [duplicate]

I am currently a Canadian grad student about to publish my first paper. However, I really dislike my real legal name, to the point where very few of my real-life friends know my real first and last ...
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Optimal timing to change my last name

I am a third year PhD student in a US business school. A this moment I have a couple publications in a totally unrelated field which are not important for my career. Regarding my PhD research, I just ...
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Best way to correct my name in the paper

I found mistake of my name in my submitted paper. My paper status now is "our proof corrections have been returned to Elsevier". How can I change the last letter of my name. My best regards
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Three given names, the second being my calling name: what to put on paper? [duplicate]

I have three given names, say Adam John Isaac. Furthermore I have one family name, say Harris. (The names are not my own, but the initials are.) On this website, I read that I can freely choose which ...
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Dropping first name for publication

My official name is Md. Tipu Sultan. Can I use only Tipu Sultan for publishing scientific articles or would there be any problem? I already have published a articles as Tipu Sultan.
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I have only one name shown in my ID card. How do I write my name (surname) in research paper or article?

My name is SALMAN. No Middle and Last name. How do I write my name in research paper or article?
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Whether to include a middle initial in author name on academic publications?

When a person is starting their academic career and submitting their first paper, they need to give some consideration to what their official academic name should be. Consistency across publications ...
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Is it OK to write first initial of some authors on a paper and full first name of others?

Suppose there are two authors Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton on a research paper. Is it OK to write them as A. Einstein and Isaac Newton or vice versa? Similarly, if there are more authors, is it OK ...
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How to get others to understand that my first name consists of two words? [closed]

I live in the UK and I have a foreign name of the form Abcd Efghjk where both words and the space are part of my first name. Due to common UK standard everyone usually assumes either that Efghjkl is ...
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How to prove that a paper published with a particular English transliteration of my Russian name is mine?

My first name is Евгений (it is Russian; the usual transliteration is Yevgeny). I was born in Ukraine in 1990, when it was still in the Soviet Union, where Russian was the official language. I lived ...